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Jobless rate 14.63 percent in December

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Slovakia in December 2004 rose by 0.5 percent month-on-month to 14.63 percent, according to the Central Labour Office (ÚPSVR).

There were a reported 342,294 unemployed people in Slovakia in December, up by 12,972 from November and down by 70,792 year-on-year, according to the TASR news agency.

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My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

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Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

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